Events this week: ADHD talk, Fall Chorus, Henna, Family Literacy, and Halloween celebrations

Above: This week’s entertainment includes Algonquin’s choral concert, Neary’s Literacy Night, and the Town’s Halloween Party (top image cropped from NSMA photo by Andrew Michalik, left cropped from Neary Facebook post, others by Beth Melo)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

[Note: The highlights don’t include ongoing weekly programs. For those listings and more, check the Event Calendar.]

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • ARHS’ 8th Grade Parent Night (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Algonquin auditorium: For parents of prospective Algonquin Regional High School students – Q&A with administration, department chairs, and students. Tour the school and learn about extracurricular and academic offerings. Any questions, contact Mr. McGowan at 508-351-7010. For details, see flyer.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • ADHD Essentials (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Northborough Library, 34 Main St: The Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council is hosting this presentation. All are welcome to attend this free workshop by Brendan Mahan of ADHD Essentials. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Trottier’s DC Parent Orientation (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Trottier auditorium: This orientation is only for parents whose child is registered for the 8th grade trip to review the itinerary and policies. Students are welcome to attend, but it is not required.
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: Everyone is asked to bring in five copies of their original poetry and distribute them to the group. Someone will read the poem and the group will provide supportive feedback. If you don’t have a poem, come anyway! We are always interested in your insights. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Tales & Tails (6:15 – 7:15 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Children can spend some time reading to a dog. Children must have some reading ability. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Room for more information. To register, call 508-485-5031 or email
  • ARHS Fall Chorus Concert (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional auditorium: The music department’s choral showcase. (NSMA is still looking for volunteers that night – click here.)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • 8th Grade visit to Algonquin (8:30 – 10:30 am): Trottier 8th grade students will visit the district’s regional high school.
  • Halloween Henna Crafternoon (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The library is happy to put on another Henna Tattoos event for ages 8 and up. Program limited to the first 50 participants. Choose from spooky or traditional designs. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Neary Family Literacy Night (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Neary School: 4th annual SOS fundraiser focusing on family literacy activities. Scholastic Book Fair, Storyteller, Pizza and ice cream, Family metaphor poems, Green screen family photo, and Reader’s Theater. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • Finn and Woodward Early Release Day (12:00 pm): For parent – teacher conferences
  • Nightmare Before Christmas (5:15 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Trottier will put on a free screening of the PG Halloween movie (Fantasy/Musical ‧ 1h 16m). Before and after the show, concessions will be sold, with all proceeds donated to a local school in need. For details, see Trottier’s Daily Bulletins.
  • Southborough Halloween Party (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Finn School: Annual party for young children (under 12 years old). It includes treats, games, arts and crafts and more. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • Fay School Farmers Market & Library Halloween Party (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: Final market scheduled this fall. This one is partnering with the Southborough Library to hold its annual Halloween party. Halloween celebrations, which will include crafts and storytime in Fay’s Primary School Library, along with a Halloween parade. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • SFA Halloween Parade (4:00 pm): The Southborough Firefighter’s Association’s annual Halloween costume contest and parade. The line-up is across from Mauro’s Market, downtown Main Street. (Marchers usually begin convening around 3:30pm.) The procession ends in the Fire Station garage for the costume contest, prizes, and treats. For details, see dedicated post.

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